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  •  We tried Library park, but (3+ / 0-)
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    buddabelly, GreyHawk, cosmic debris

    the occupiers who put tents there were threatened with immediate arrest and tent confiscation.  They also had tents right in front of city hall.

    Veinte has great, great visuals and visibility during rush hour.   Our 60+ tents looks massive on the tiny park.

    Also, we were unceremoniously and very suddenly escorted out or Armory by 80 riot cops on the 4th.  

    •  doesn't surprise me, wouldn't want the (2+ / 0-)
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      GreyHawk, cosmic debris

      banksters to actually see the protesters....

      I wonder if a good lawyer couldn't fight that one on 1st amendment grounds as it is surrounded by the objects being protested.....very direct....

      I need to see if I can remember a number of a lawyer who might be willing to help beyond what's already happening.....

      I just went to our constitution again and I don't see an exception for city parks

      5. Right of petition and of assembly

      Section 5. The right of petition, and of the people peaceably to assemble for the common good, shall never be abridged

      after 10 o clock

      We actually have an excellent Bill of Rights here in the state if we can get the courts to follow it and we use it to our advantage....
      It was written in the Progressive era and is more oriented to the people imo than the Federal in many areas...

      AS "occupying" is an integral part of the protest and it is both petitioning and peaceably assembling, I'm not seeing how it's Constitutional to be arresting/ticketing and certainly not at the library park as it's used all the time as a type of Town Square.

      Wonder what our new Mayor thinks about it?

      and Good Show to all of y'all who've been there every night. Hopefully the new stance I heard from the prosecutor of not ORing those ticketed and actually jailing those with multiple tickets is laughed out of court.  Like we have the spare cash or space to put people in jail for protesting peacefully.

      Glad to hear that Veinte has grown so much.  Do you get lots of good honks and such? what's the public response been....I haven't been able to get to town for a while. Finally got the truck to a buddies , took a while to admit my body wouldn't let me fix it anymore but at least I finally gave in, hopefully mobile again soon.....

      Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
      I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
      Emiliano Zapata

      by buddabelly on Mon Nov 14, 2011 at 12:48:42 AM PST

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